Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick, fibrous ligament that runs along the sole of the foot and connects the heel to the forefoot. Acupuncture for Plantar Fasciitis has been a quick and effective solution.
Patients with plantar fasciitis develop deep pain at the base of the heel. In some cases, the pain may radiate up the leg and cause difficulty in the ankle and calf.
Symptoms of planter fasciitis
People with plantar fasciitis typically experience pain in the lower heel. The pain caused by this problem can develop progressively, and most people describe it as throbbing, searing or burning. It is often worse after a rest period like after a long sleep or long lying down.
You may also have discomfort when climbing stairs or after extended activities. Although the pain is not usually felt during activity, it may start right after you finish your activity.
Advantages of acupuncture for plantar fasciitis
Acupuncture has been shown to be a treatment that works for plantar fasciitis because it alleviates pain and inflammation in the plantar heel through multiple pathways.
The pain referral patterns of the gastrocnemius and soleus also cause Achilles pain, so in some cases, people may have both Achilles pain and plantar fasciitis pain caused by these areas.
The main trigger areas for treating plantar fasciitis are the gastrocnemius, soleus and quadratus plantae.
Is acupuncture for Plantar Fasciitis safe ?
The potential risks of acupuncture are very low if you have a qualified and certified practitioner who knows the procedures correctly and uses sterile and single-uses needles.